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Cumberland Co. detectives say new info solves 1974 slaying

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- North Carolina sheriff's deputies say they've solved a 1974 homicide after a friend of the victim steered detectives to a man who died more than a decade ago.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Friday one of 21-year-old Anthony King's friends recently contacted detectives about the slaying and provided information.

King was shot in the chest and his body found in a street outside of Fayetteville.

Detectives say the new information pinned the killing on Waylon Perry Sauls, who died in 1997.

Investigators say Sauls killed King over a $300 drug debt owed to Sauls' son. Both Sauls and King were from Sanford.

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